Daily Archives: May 29, 2015

Good reasons for caution in Trans Pacific Trade deal (Toronto Star)

May 29, 2015 By Michael Geist   Canada’s business community has mobilized in recent weeks to call on the government to adopt a more aggressive, engaged approach to the biggest trade negotiations on the planet – the

News in Brief 29 May 2015 (AM)

29 May 2015 Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Loey Felipe Terrorist threat under spotlight in Security Council The threat to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts and foreign terrorist fighters was discussed by the UN Security Council

Lucky escape for Rohingya boys who took the bait

The Myanmar navy intercepts a boat full of Rohingya and Bangladeshis SAY THA MAR GYI, Myanmar, 29 May 2015 (IRIN) – Maung Zaw Lin was shopping in the market when an unknown man approached him with a compelling proposal: he

African and Middle Eastern nuclear regulators learn about the importance of nuclear safety

Tunis, Tunisia – Several countries in Africa and the Middle East are considering the introduction of nuclear power. For the first time a training course for nuclear regulators was held in Africa earlier this month in order to help them

Falha from Kuala Lumpur: cooperation with d…

NNA – The Director General of the Information Ministry, Hassan Falha, said Friday that good cooperation between the Lebanese diplomatic missions abroad and expatriates was behind the success of expats. Falha spoke at a luncheon hosted in his honor by

Malaysia calls Indonesia, Thai and Myanmar …

NNA – Malaysia has invited the leaders of Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar for an emergency summit on the “boat people” crisis in Southeast Asia, a Malaysian foreign ministry said on Friday. “Malaysia is prepared to host,” said the official, who

MYC-Plight of Myanmar Muslims (Pakistan Press International)

May 29, 2015 Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) while expressing grave concern over plight of excesses and insecurity of Muslims in Myanmar (former Burma) has demanded of OIC to play its role for their security. MYC sources said here Friday

17 countries attend migrant crisis conference in Bangkok (dpa German Press Agency)

Bangkok (dpa) – Diplomats and officials from 17 countries gathered in Bangkok Friday to discuss the ongoing crisis concerning Rohingya migrants. The Thai government hopes the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean will provide a framework that

Ex-Inland Revenue Chief joins PABC Board (Daily Financial Times (Sri Lanka))

Former Commissioner General of the Inland Revenue Department A.A. Wijepala has joined the Board of Pan Asia Bank Plc as a Non-Executive Independent Director. Wijepala headed the Inland Revenue Department from 2006 to 2008 and served as the Chairman of

ISIS' plans for S-E Asia in global fight (The Straits Times)

The setting up of a Malay-based combat unit has serious consequences for regional security. WHILE the presence of South-east Asian fighters in the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is well-known, what is less noticed is the rising